09/07/2020

PhD student position Cardiovascular Immunology


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    LMU University Munich
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciencesMedicine
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/08/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › München
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    2020_07_PhD

The Steffens Lab at the Institute of Cardiovascular Prevention, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich is looking for a PhD student to study the "Mechanisms of pericardial adipose tissue inflammation in the context of myocardial infarction"

Brief project description:

We recently found that the pericardial adipose tissue contains a high density of lymphocyte-rich immune cell clusters. In response to myocardial infarction, lymphocytes within the clusters expand and secrete cytokines, thereby affecting the cardiac infarction healing (Horckmans et al. Circulation 2018). The aim of the PhD project is to study how the pericardial adipose tissue senses cardiac injury, and what are the factors leading to the activation of immune cells within pericardial lymphoid clusters.

The project involves experimental mouse models of myocardial infarction, combined with state-of-the art technologies, including high-resolution imaging from nanoscopic scale to entire tissue, bulk or single cell RNA-seq and multi-panel flow cytometry.

We offer:

Our international and interdisciplinary team is part of larger research consortia, in particular the DFG-funded CRC1123 and German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), located at the institute of Cardiovascular Prevention, which provides an excellent infrastructure.

The PhD student will be enrolled in the Integrated Graduate School of SFB 1123 (www.sfb1123.med.uni-muenchen.de/index.html) that offers a three-year structured PhD program to obtain a PhD in Medical Research. Our structured PhD training program consisting of advanced methodological courses with a major focus on bioimaging tools, basic principle and soft skills seminars, lecture series, and annual retreats. The position is funded for at least three years, according to the DFG guidelines.

We seek:

Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. German language skills would be helpful but not required, whereas solid English skills written and spoken (EU level B2 or equivalent) are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an above-average master degree in biological sciences or related fields.

Interested candidates should submit their application (including CV, publication list and email contacts of 2 references as single PDF) via email to: sabine.steffens@med.uni-muenchen.de

Benefits

The Ludwig- Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. In the Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2019, LMU is ranked 43rd and represents Germany’s most highly regarded university. As part of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy, LMU has been awarded funding as University of Excellence. Hence, the LMU is particularly noted for providing excellent conditions for innovative research.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Medical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques

 

Specific Requirements

solid English skills written and spoken (EU level >B2 or equivalent)

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention
Germany
München
80336
Pettenkoferstr. 9

EURAXESS offer ID: 540894

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